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elections in this country. the reason we have bad government in the country is because we have bad elections. what i mean by that is we don't talk about the important issue. one thing that both sides could agree on today is the pace of deficit reduction. they may go about it different ways but we need to bring the deficit down gradually. right now we are facing the fiscal cliff. nothing will be resolved before november. i believe political forces after the november election will push both sides to a compromise. the one tax that will come down is the uncertainty tax. the uncertainty of washington politics will be positive for the u.s. economy. >> that's true. companies have been in lockdown mode. they don't want to make a decision with uncertainty out there. >> it is infuriating. >> it is. >> watching washington not understand the incredible drag they put on the u.s. economy by not making a decision. american business is very good at makes money if they tell you the rules of the game. it is like you are playing the first half of the game but you don't know the rules the second half. what does
like this, engaged in the mundane task of nurturing local government. afghan national police now man this lookout over a small southern village, while their u.s. green beret advisers work with local leaders on civic improvement. >> once the afghans can take care of themselves and they're still sustainable, they're killing the insurgents, we don't want you here. we don't need you here. >> reporter: the plan is to train afghans to secure themselves by 2014. but u.s. commanders want assurances that until then, afghans will guard their back. >> it's their leadership that has to come to play to reduce the threat to us. >> reporter: over the last eight days i've seen a lot of interaction between u.s. and afghan troops. some of it relaxed. but, brian, at all times there's one or two fully battle-dressed american soldiers with their fingers near the trigger, just in case. >> lester holt starting off our coverage in kabul tonight. lest lester, thanks. now to our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, also in kabul, on what's been accomplished and what hasn't in over a decade now in that
% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince those people that they should take responsibility for their own lives. >> how will anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, where i am, i couldn't see the images in the ad. i could just hear the voiceover so i can't comment on the ad. but here's what i know governor romney believes, because i have spoken to him. he believes that every american has to have skin in the game. he believes that every american wants to be part of a shared sacrifice to bring its people another opportunity for greatness. and that's what he was really talking about. was that comment inartfully put? absolutely. i have said it publicly as has governor romney. but
here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no income tax, like many soldiers. >> and a see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery and distinction. >> reporter: amid the cheering veterans at the romney rally was dave klane undecided because he says his economic plans lack some details. >> i have some doubts whether there's some depth. >> reporter: you're not ready to commit to mitt romney in virginia? >> no, i'm not. >> reporter: there's not much time left to change minds. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in utah it was a dramatic rescue for a young deer that got trapped in a manhole earlier this week. officers used a climbing troep lass so he the spooked animal and hoist it to safety. the deer was then released back into the wild. >>> beer drinkers you may want t
as the official language for the purpose of the government. >> one section makes it necessary that the rule of english as a common language is preserved and enhanced. the proposal has become a hot topic on main street. >> i think it's a waste of taxpayers' money and time. here we have a board of republican commissioners who are supposed to be fiscally conservative and they're going to waste all this time and money on this? it's unnecessary. >> everybody here has been here long time. mostly elderly residents and i don't think they do want to learn how to speak any other language. i think carol county needs to speak english. >> it doesn't matter either way. i just moved here and it's not a big deal. >> commissioners said it will be exceptions. >> for purposes of education, that is absolutely a ok. it doesn't have any applicability to the private sector either. >> the proposal is not headed to a hearing where the public will get a chance to weigh in. >> passengers on a united airlines flight had to intervene when a man became irate. >> we >> in the race for the white house, both campaigns land
, damascus, that devastated the area of the presidential palace itself. the government said four guards were killed, while the opposition put the deaths at hundreds. more on the story. >> reporter: two bombs striking the very heart of the regime's power. one bomb exploded inside, another was a suicide attack from the road. it is 7:00 in the morning, watch the white van. the driver, detonated it at the site of the arm compound. around five minutes later, another bomb, this time in the army command building, which quickly catches fire. then, chaos, fire erupts. the rebels say their men attacked the building. the two huge explosions and gunfire lasting for hours could be heard for miles across the city. in damascus, there is no more important military building than this one. it is the headquarters for all the army's top commanders. its location is important, too, because it is just opposite syria's state television headquarters. and not far away, the president's palace, no question he would have heard the explosions. the regime initially said nobody died here. later it said four guards were kil
years, including funding from the federal government. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the acting police commissioner is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence as the city council signs off on the new police commissioner. he will take over on thursday. he is expected to return to work. fred bealefeld retired. >> new details surrounding a police-involved shooting. police found the description of the suspected robber. officers tried to question the man and there was a struggle. >> they got into a physical confrontation. a backup officer saw the struggle and withdrew his service weapon and fired a shot. >> the suspect is in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the stock. -- to the stomach. police say joshua lopez became combative and reach for an officer's gun on sunday morning. a backup officer used pepper spray to subdue lopez but was forced to shoot him. >> should you pay for service when you do not receive it? the commission will consider changing the policy which allows utilities to continue building customers for power during the first 24 hour
to government without the inconvenience of a tax. for african americans, i think the reasons may be more complex. first, many long to a religious denomination that takes a dim view of gambling. and they are figuring there goes the neighborhood in prince urges county. >> according to the washington post, and national -- penn national is seeking a 45% in maryland live. >> if the partnership for to go through, how would it benefit? >> in a couple ways. if he succeeds, he cuts his losses in half. penn national is going to take taft you lost. but he is a developer. he is going to continue to develop. in its operating capital. if he sells half, he has capital. >> the deal would have to be approved by the maryland state lottery agents say -- lottery agency. reporting live from the newsroom, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thanks much, david. that same poll shows that at the november election more help today maryland would approve same-sex marriage. 51% of likely voters in maryland are former the same sex mayor's lot. 6% have yet to make up their minds. -- 51% of likely voters in maryland are for the same-sex marri
of recommended changes. keeping our kids protected on line? not so easy to do. >> the government is updating their rules to keep children's information private. washington bureau reporter hallie jackson is in washington explaining what this means for parents. >> the children's world went into effect more than one decade ago, but think about how different things are online now. technology is changing so much so the rules should change. going on line for a while. >> probably since i was 5? >> that is just the age group they meant to help, kids under 13. >> i think it as a paramount importance for all parents. >> they want to update current rules about providing parental consent on a kid-friendly websites addressing cookies, code that can sometimes track how much overtime and potentially paint a very specific picture. >> the have a unique number to compile misinformation and then they have a pretty good idea that it is a nine year-old girl whose favorite color is pink. privacy ofasking for the day after discovering kids could up load pictures of themselves that were not deleted right away and s
that ended his marriage. hear why the govern nator is rae velg it all. >>> and cute or cruel? a dad post this is picture of his 3-year-old daughter online after she goes to the bathroom in the shower. did he go too far? parents weigh in on both sides. "today," sunday, september 30, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning 0, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester toelt reporting from afghanistan. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. lester, nice to see you. only two days after joint operations between american and afghan forces were set to be returning to normal, there was another deadly attack yesterday. >> jenna, good to see you as well. yes, the death toll here has climbed steadily in recent months following attacks by afghan army and police against american and coalition troops. we'll have more on this breaking story in just a moment. also a bit later i'll sit down with u.s. service people, both men and women to talk about what life is really like here in the danger zone. >>> and then, lester, arnold schwarzenegger is talking about the affair that
tomorrow? >> the main thing is just open, honest, transparent governing. unfortunately we're going in the opposite direction. this really needs to be fully vetted by the press and looked at closely. there's gambling expansion that we're voting on in november. that happened in a closed session. the public really wasn't allowed in. here's the thing, lisa. they gave the gambling companies huge tax reductions. wouldn't you or a small business in maryland like a tax reduction? >> you're not for gambling in america. are we seeing money come in as a result of it though? >> barely. we've spent $266 million to buy this slot machines with taxpayer money and we're just getting up to where we're finally breaking even as far as revenues. the key thing about gambling is, doesn't produce money for education. doesn't produce jobs. doesn't produce new revenue. you're seeing that reflected in the polls. but it's -- i say to people in baltimore, if you love gambling and think it's great, still vote against question seven. that special session was corrupt. i mean, there's no other way to describe it.
, putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard-working virginians. i see students trying to work their way through college. >> that president said students who typically pay no income tax, like soldiers. i see a bunch of veterans who served this country with bravery and distinction. >> amid cheering veterans at the romney rally was an undecided. he says the economic plans lack details. >> i have some doubt there is a depth behind some of those. >> you are not ready to commit to mitt romney? >> i am not. >> and there's not much time to change minds. voters in iowa began voting today. absentee voting started in virginia last friday. ballots being cast before the presidential debates -- >> he should challenge to cool -- challenge a schools to go across the state. >> tonight company announced their post-season push. >> there is no doubt in my mind that it was a very well planned conspi krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day
. but this was never sold as a humanitarian mission. and the two main security goals toppling the taliban government and destroying al qaeda bases were both accomplished here a decade ago. and the cost, around $600 billion. $8 billion a month. and there are two more years to go. the afghan government of president hamid karzai washington helped put in place is widely considered one of the most corrupt in the world. the u.s. has helped train about 350,000 afghan security forces. the target number. but they're not always loyal. 20% of american combat deaths this year came from afghan forces shooting their american partners. many afghans fear, the government may not be able to hold the country together once u.s. troops leave in 2014. there could be a civil war. >> keep going a little bit more. >> reporter: among u.s. forces, morale remains high. but some are annoyed the war has been ignored in the u.s. presidential campaign. all four of doc coughlin's brothers serve in the military. he's on his second tour in afghanistan. he knows americans aren't talking much about the troops anymore. >> initially when
expenditure overruns, higher cash costs. mine shutdowns from labor disputes to bad weather to government intervention. gold is in a lot of places that aren't sterling democrat says. mark bristol ceo of wrangle told us gold mining is not for sissies. i have pretty much sworn off the entire space. but what if there was a company that gave you the benefits of the gold mining business, name lit ability to find new gold and increase production, and we like growth, without all the short-term headaches, these risks that make owning the stock such a horror show. i think that could be a terrific buy especially in an environment where the price of gold keeps going higher. what is this company? it's sandstorm gold symbol sand. speculative canadian mine financing business. think of sandstorm as beinging a financer for gold miners. we're in an environment where miners have a lot of trouble getting financing. lenders aren't lending them money. they need more capital. take advantage of this high gold price. that's where sandstorm comes in they will give a gold miner immediate money up front in exchange
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by december 21. another check on the pulse of the housing market today when the government releases the new home sales data for august. economists expect the figure to reach the highest level in more than two years. just last week, existing home sales showed gains of close to 8%. it baltimore-based nonprofit wants more maryland families to benefit from a landmark summit with five of the countries largest banks. the maryland consumer rights coalition says more than 79,000 families across the state are at risk of losing their homes, and they would like to see more principal reduction for those families instead of short sales. the coalition is working with the state attorney general's office on a homeowner's bill of rights. >> we want to make sure we're doing everything we can in terms of policy to get it right and make sure that banks are held accountable for their past actions. >> to find out if you are eligible for assistance, contact the state attorney general's office. >> now, you're a 11 insta- weather-plus forecast with ava marie. >> but afternoon. we started with rain. we had a bit of
the foreclosed house from the government got sick and now has few options. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark october as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink. and even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the breast cancer awareness campaign >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,515 after adding 77 points yesterday. the s&p was up 3 but the nasdaq lost 2. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei fell ten points while in hong kong the hang seng was closed again for a holiday. >>> well, stocks ended mostly in the blackmon day thanks to a glimmer of economic optimism. news that manufacturing growth broke a four month roadblock sparked interest. ben bernanke will keep record low interest rates to spark the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the last two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice department inves
to cheat the government through the use of computerized records technology. the justice department and health and human services are focusing on what's called upcoding or raising the severity of a patient's condition to get more money. >>> and it is peak viewing time for a beautiful sight, the northern lights. these spectacular photographs were taken over the past couple of days in yellow knife, canada. doesn't get much better than that >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,558 after falling 20 points yesterday. the s&p was down three. the nasdaq lost 19. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei gained 22 points while in hong kong the hang seng was up 3. >>> gloomy data out of europe and another corporate caution flag. stalled markets monday. minutes before the closing bell caterpillar cut its earnings forecasts for 2013 citing weakness in the world economy. europe's biggest economy is still struggling dammend the mood. it fell for a fifth straight month in september. >>> a critical baron
off a student government hearing about the formation of a white student union. some ask for clarification questions. others denounced it completely. organizers say it will be an advocacy group, source of pride and a safe haven for white students to a been discriminated against. organizers said the group will be open to anyone, regardless of their race, as long as a support the mission. >> most of the controversy is being generated by people that i think are scared that the white students are finally shaking this trend and actually being proud of who they are encouraging cried in the culture. >> what is white history? michael j.? if you look back over history, nothing positive has come out of white culture and history because you have done nothing good. >> i am not excited anymore. i feel like this is for the wrong reasons. what the proposal white student union has appealed all the requirements to become a student group, with the exception of having it faculty advisers. >> in our commitment 2012 coverage, a new poll gives the odds of expanded gaming and the maryland and a
importantly, the u.s. government is still a big shareholder and that stock's going up, boom, you get slapped upside the head with a big gob of gm stock if it goes too high. bulls in the china shop, it's still important to temper your expectations. too many stocks go up on a whiff of stimulus. many stocks will go down if there's none. >>> coming up, answering the call. >> they have want to come on the show to tell me why i'm too bearish, they're welcome. >> eight by eight gave us a ring. cramer is all ears when the company's ceo gets in the hot seat just ahead. >>> it is time for the lightning round. are you ready skee-daddy? time for the lightning round. brian in maryland. brian? >> caller: jim, good evening, we love jim cramer and staff in tacoma park, maryland. >> i'm loving that and my staff loves it too because they're the best there is. what's up? >> caller: please talk to us sir about pan american corporation. >> i prefer the slv, there are a lot of people @jimcramer saying i don't like silver. i don't dislike silver, i just like gold more. >> arlene in california. >> caller: jim, my s
herself intervene if years ago, asking governor -- asking government officials why he had not been arrested. after a long as legal battle, one of britain posthumous pretoria's extremists is set for extradition to the united states which had invited him for trying to set up a terrorist training camp in america and having had a hand in kidnapping westerners in yemen. >> there is no question he's a very dangerous man and successive governments have been trying to get him. >> he and four other terror suspects had their appeals rejected by the court of human rights. two of them are accused of having been a to a summit of latin. they argue long sentences would amount to inhumane treatment, but the court did not agree. he now faces life in prison if convicted. this is a big move and continued cooperation between the u.s. and u.k. after september 11. >> from earthquake scarce to turn it is, maryland has seen it all. but that are rare storm packing winds of up to 70 miles an hour, as some of the worst power outages in history. may help prepare as for the future, but the upcoming winter stor
to remember stuff. >>> but the government may not okay massive amounts of chocolate just yet. military officials are calling america's problem with obesity a national security concern. according to a new report from mission readiness, one in four young people are too overweight to join the military. group said more needs to be done to nix junk food in school. hopefully limiting the amount of fat and sugar kids take in every day. stay with us. there's much more ahead on 11 news sunday morning. first here's a look at some events going on around town. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderful ...but add some ham and cheese ...roll them up in some crescent dough and ta, thursday is now... a ham & cheese crescent roll-up wonder pillsbury crescents, let the making begin. on their own are amazing, but press out some biscuit dough, add some sauce and some pepperoni and cheese and monday's dinner is now a grands mini pizza party. pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. >> carroll county moved a step closer to making english its official language. the county co
of government without having to impose tax. way of short circuiting the political system. that's probably why they are opposed to that. for african-americans, reasons may be a little more complex. first, many belong to religious denominations that take a dim view of gambling. second, the largest concentration of african-americans in the state is this country where the new casino would go. >> pollsteres all probed who feels more intense about the issue? 54% of those claiming that expanded gaming is most likely to get them out to the polls plan to vote against it. so the pro and con tv ads may not be helping either side's cause. >> i think if they succeeded in making people angry on both sides. >> that was david collins reporting. >>> imagine 80% voter turnout in the united states. believe it or not, that was the actual statistic voting in the 2008 presidential election in one segment of the population. adults from families earning at least $100,000 a year. on the flip side, the census bureau reports those earning $20,000 or less a year had a 52% turnout. the gap has to do with how much voters
the overall cost about $9 billion a year over 10 years. including funding from the federal government. his report a live at penn station. >> thank you. nine people are recovering from injuries suffered when mta bus operator slammed on the brakes. it happened charlie just after 5:00 monday evening near randall avenue. the driver made an abrupt stop to avoid colliding with a vehicle that caught the bus off. all nine passengers were taken to hospital with a date not life-threatening injuries. the police commissioner is ticking medical leave there will be out indefinitely. his medical leaves as the incoming commissioner takes office this thursday. he was nominated at monday's city council meeting. a baltimore police spokesman says barksdale's lee is expected immediately the reason was not disclosed. >> in baltimore city police officer is on routine administrative leave after police say he was forced to shoot every suspect. it happened as before 4:30 monday morning in sw baltimore. they found the man near yale avenue. when officers tried to question the man, there was a struggle. >> the suspect
for a government issued photo i.d. at the polls. a law republicans pushed to suppress the turnout among minority voters. first, voters without a driver's license would need a state issued i.d. card, because that's a secure i.d. that can be used to board planes, voters needed a birth certificate and three forms of identification to get one. >> and it took me days just to get my i.d. >> the state relented and began issuing a new i.d., good only for voting, but kept shifting the requirements for it. >> this was a hastily drawn law designed to disrupt the vote for the presidential election. >> reporter: the gap between the photo i.d.s issued and the estimated need of those who don't yet have them won't be closed in time. so he blocked the law from fully going into effect in pennsylvania for the general election. poll workers can ask for a photo i.d., but those without one can still cast a ballot. many voters said they agreed. >> if they gave people time, like a year. but it penalizes a lot of people who don't have i.d. >> reporter: nationwide, four states now have the country's strictest photo i.d.
. >> while george w. bush was president, the government changed some of the laws that protected the nation's drinking water. >> ♪ so it all goes back to 2005 ♪ ♪ bush said gas drillers didn't have to comply ♪ ♪ with the safe drinking water act ♪ ♪ before too long it was "frack, baby frack" ♪ ♪ until the break of dawn >> with fracking that's not properly regulated comes another threat -- the release of toxic gas into the air. >> so, on top of the drinking water being contaminated and undrinkable, the air is also posing a serious health problem, as well. >> alex is from the environmental working group. they want to prevent pollution. rachel works for a company that represents the gas industry. they want to help america benefit from an important source of fuel. both sides probably agree on one thing... >> ♪ now, it's not that drillers should never be fracking ♪ ♪ but the current regulation is severely lacking ♪ ♪ reduce the toxins, contain the gas and wastewater ♪ ♪ and the people won't get sick ♪ ♪ and the planet won't get hotter, hotter, hotter ♪ >> it'
. it is not anything radical. it adopts the english language for purposes of carroll county government. >> the next step is a public hearing but no date has been set. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> dealing with wet roads this morning and that is creating some problems. delays on southbound 95 near caton avenue. taking up the right lane. delays begin around 295. we have a crash in the glen burnie area at ritchie highway. a bit of a slowdown at 295. a problem justin at oakland road. this isn't northern baltimore county. harrisburg expressway is in the graeen. no problems down to the beltway. tractor-trailer involved. a fuel spill reportedly. slick spots to add to the rain. delays down towards the 895 split. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you appeared the rain is causing some problems. the roads are still wet. still some drizzle along 95. most of the rain is heading east of baltimore and moving across the eastern shore. we may get a few peaks of sunshine later this afternoon. rain could return later tonight. high temperature of 77 tonight. partly sunny an
. >> reporter: mr. obama's idea includes tax hikes on the wealthy and more government spending on infrastructure. he is making it the new center piece of a tv ad for the closing argument. >> if i could sit down with you at the table or in the living room, here is what i would say. >> reporter: mitt romney focused on the deep ties to the military, warning that devastating job losses are coming up congress and the president went through with potential defense cuts. >> the impact will be immediate and significant right here in virginia. 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: this new feeling reflects the idea that many have voted. this year the number could grow to 40%, but in some of the key swing states the number could even be higher, more than half of all voters in colorado, florida, nevada and north carolina cast their ballots early four years ago. voting is under way in virginia, which could be the new political bellwether, mr. obama won there earlier, identical to his nationwide popular vote. the two have strong bases, for democrats, minority voters and
of carroll county government. >> the next that is a public hearing. no date has been saiet. getting compensated for giving back. >> something incentives for organ donors are a bad idea. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what is your one go-to item when you have to satisfy a fast-food craving? >> shelley says -- [laughter] you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> we have some early morning rain. accident that we are tracking >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:40. 66 degrees at the airport. temperatures in the low 70's downtown. you can see some raindrops on the camera right now. our best chance is coming through 8:00 a.m. we're seeing rain along the 95 corridor. morning showers then mostly cloudy. our highs today in the mid to upper 70's. cooler weather bank will follow behind this front -- our weath willst year's flu shot protect you this year. >> there are two different strains that are circling the globe. there is a smaller middle that in checks the vaccine
government president -- wow -- adam rotti who is studying political science. >> all right. are you ready? >> question one. >> yes. >> which of the following is not a college mascot? "a," the fighting pickle? "b" -- >> keep going. keep going. >> banana slug, the leafy sea dragons or the trolls? >> go. >> the leafy thing. >> the leafy sea dragon. university of georgia school of the arts. while the trolls are from trinity college. question two. in the climactic scene in the film "rudy," what football team is notre dame playing when rudy finally gets in the game? university of southern california? georgia tech? university of michigan? or "d," university of tennessee? >> get it right. >> come on, you're on your own. >> michigan. >> not university of michigan. what do you think? >> georgia tech? >> georgia tech. okay. next question. listen up. on the periodic table of elements, the symbols "k" and "h" each stand for what? is it -- >> oh, oh! >> tennessee. >> natural resources. >> helium, carbon and mercury, potassium and hydrogen or krypton and hydrogen? >> potassium and hydrogen. >> it's pota
that economically is doing very well. a lot of government workers in northern virginia. a minority population that might turn out in bigger numbers, more african-american population and a growing hispanic population and southern roots that should help romney but that combination makes it the ultimate swing state. it's this year's florida or ohio. >> florida still matters very quickly. >> matters big, and if some other president wins it, check mate. no path without florida. you go through all the scenarios and for mitt romney, there's no path. if he's going to cede ohio. that's what's gone on, the move of ohio where romney cannot connect with white working voters, doing a big bus trip. the move of ohio, he has to win florida and wisconshich i virgi. >> thanks very much. back it matt. >>> the international monetary fund is calling for urgent action from lawmakers here in the u.s. and europe to turn around the global economy. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell recently sat down with her. andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. thank you. she is arguably
. >> and that's the same motto that drives the staff of sister carmen and government officials like hhs's frank alexander as they struggle to manage. >> when we look at data we've seen an erosion of the middle class. and our hope for many families is they do transition back to some sort of self-sufficiency for themselves. >> how much can we afford? can we as a society continue to spend this type of money to catch people that when they're falling everywhere we look? >> i don't think we can afford to not invest in our communities. if we don't, we'll have a generation stuck in poverty. >> you are an excellent packer. check out you. >> with just a month left before they have to move out of their home, the welch family still has not found another place to live. joyce has stopped hiding her family's poverty and begrudgingly accepted she's just another victim in an economic crisis beyond her control. and that, she says, is nothing to be ashamed of. even if you live in superior, colorado. >> people like me are on food stamps. it's people who want to go to work and can't find work and don't have an alte
're getting much more strategic and deeper in some of the largest banks in telcos and government agencies in the world. >> look, jim, thank you. i think that because your stock moved up so much i think people are taking shots. but to me what you're doing is building business and that's what we want. so thank you, jim, president and ceo of redhat. great to see you, sir. >> great to be on. talk to you soon. >> all right, guys, stock is up huge. it's up 30% more. this market got really ugly and tough for technology so i understand why the stock can go down on some little bit of nugget. but, remember, this is still a very big growth business and i don't like a lot of technology stocks here. this one can hold up under close scrutiny, even as i'm sure it can go down a couple of days because it didn't blow in the numbers. "mad money" is back after this. >> announcer: keep up with cramer all day long. follow @jimcramer on twitter, #madtweets. what a bargain! [ female announcer ] sometimes a good deal turns out to be not such a good deal. but bounty gives you value you can see. in this lab demo, o
't it? >> yeah. they're talking about passing a law, the government is talking about drafting a law in india that would require husbands to pay the salary of the wife. he might think it through before he asks you to marry him. right? look at hoda. >> you're right. okay. here's the thing -- and i think this is the case. a woman doesn't want to ask -- if her husband's making the money, a woman doesn't want to say, honey, can i have money so i can go to the grocery store? can i have money -- it's gross, a terrible feeling. you don't want to do that. you have earned it because you're doing a lot. >> these are the things nobody wants to talk about when they're in love. nobody wants to talk about the things that actually will keep you in love if you actually take the time to talk them over and discuss it and know what's expected of you and how it's going to work before you get married. >> i know. you're so ga-ga you don't care about those things. and then it hits you. and it ruins your life. >> i'm going off today for a wedding. i'm excited. my niece is marrying a lovely guy named mark. i
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enough to eat, and they are taking it to song. ♪ tonight we are hungry >> this morning how the government is responding. >>> and changing her tune. last june in a jailhouse interview, the so-called soccer mohamad am accused of running a high-end escort service told us she was innocent. there was no business run out of that location at the time you were arrested or any time prior to that while you were in control of that apartment? >> no. >> so why did she suddenly decide to plead guilty to promoting prostitution? the unexpected twist in that case today, wednesday, september 26th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. in sports, still the news. use of replacement officials, a story dominated the internet and front pages of newspapers all across the country. >> even president obama is voicing his opinion on that call that decided monday'
. >> the next best thing to munich. >> only governments $6. >> and a great music festival in new orleans. know about mardi gras and some of the other music festivals but a great one this time of year. >> the voodoo music experience. absolutely love new orleans. a great time to go there. bands like jack white and green day are playing there. lasts three days in city park. because this is new orleans, wonderful food, gumbo, oyster poor boys and you get a lot there. >> your favorite of these if i put you on the spot, laid out five. if only one, i'd go to oregon because i love pinot noir. >> when it comes right down to it, leave the kids at home. >> you do the square crows and i'll do the wine. >> from jeans to skirts and >>> back now at 840, and this morning on "today's style" it's all about helms. changing from mini to maxies, hard to keep up. contributing style editor is here with the lange and short of it, shall we say. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> what are the rules on hem, and what's in this year had. >> in fashion you have to think of the trends on a spectrum, and you
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